Neo represents an attractive option for acne patients who have not responded to traditional therapies and who either cannot or will not take oral medications. All without the pain or pigmentary risks of other devices or therapies.
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions that affects Asians, which tend to experience inflammatory acne, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) (1). By its very nature, Asian skin has an increased amount of melanin and the cells that make melanin tend to be more sensitive to any type of inflammation or injury. Because Asian skin becomes more inflamed with deeper acne pustules and papules, patients are often left with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), which refers to increased pigmentation or dark spots at the sites of inflammation. New AAD guidelines for the management of acne vulgaris suggest that combining therapies provides the best chance for clearance (2).
The patient pictured above represents one of the many consumers that has struggled with acne for years. She had tried numerous products for a number of years without any success. Upon recommendation by her skin care specialist (SPADE Skin Care, Redondo Beach, CA) to try the Neo, the patient is now virtually completely clear of acne after six treatments. Not only is her acne under control, but she has also avoided any pigmentary complications commonly associated with acne in Asian skin.
The Neo’s high efficacy, enhanced safety and gentle treatment are what make it an attractive option for acne patients who have not responded to traditional therapies and who either cannot or will not take oral medications. Especially important for Asian skin, the Neo can help get acne under control, while also diminishing the possibility of PIH and scarring. All without the pain or pigmentary risks of other devices.
- AAD, 2010
- Practical Dermatology, 2016